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Thank You, Ireland

On Wednesday morning, I watched an amazing debate unfolding in the Irish Seanad (Senate), as members spoke for and against a bill to prohibit...

Freedom Day and Palestine

Radio talk shows in South Africa have entrenched themselves as powerful platforms affording listeners means to engage, debate and question. And in the tradition of...

Efforts to Silence an Appeal for Human Rights

"The net results of these tactics are: a silencing of any discussion or examination of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians; aid to Israel continues to be delivered without questions, oversight, or any conditions; the very meaning of anti-Semitism or, in this recent case, "anti-Judaism" is cheapened and equated not just with criticism of Israeli policy, but even with the mere call to examine that policy; Palestinians continue to suffer; Israelis who support peace and human rights for Palestinians find they have no allies in the U.S. government; and U.S. credibility in the Middle East continues to suffer."

Municipal election fever hits West Bank

"Holding elections at this politically uncertain time is a boost for the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who seems to have survived last month's protests and will most likely survive the expected departure of the Palestinian leader....The underlying meaning of the potential success of the local elections is that economic and local issues are taking precedence over national and political issues."

Palestinians crossing Green Line

"An independent Palestinian state with strong economic ties with Jordan, Egypt and the Arab world is perhaps farther now than in decades. With the lack of a horizon for peace, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's economic peace initiative is now in high gear, being applied unilaterally by the Israeli army."

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